By Walter Broeckx
Match: Arsenal – Crystal Palace
Ref: Jonathon Moss
So the PL is underway again and so are our referee reviews. Only of Arsenal matches this season.
Another interesting fact is that the predictions in our referee review were again rather spot on.
After a promising start ref Moss is now in the period of his referee career where a penalty in favour of Arsenal is no longer an option. He should have given 2 and maybe another one but as the replay was not conclusive I gave him the benefit of the doubt.
Another thing we noticed about this ref in the past is his failure to give second yellow cards. How on earth Chamakh didn’t get two yellow cards is beyond me. He made almost half of the fouls on his own but escaped a yellow card for a very long time.
But as we have also said about this ref is that he usually knows a dangerous tackle and so the Puncheon foul at the end was very well spotted. Alas for him he missed an early similar foul from Chamakh. That should have been the first yellow and by missing that he gave a free card to Chamakh to kick anything that moved.
The final score of 86% however is not that bad at all. And the final score on the weighted decisions of 81% is also rather in line with what we have found of him in the past. He is not a bad ref in general. The real important decisions are not that great. As were the bias numbers. He could have cost us points in this match but we overcame them.
The biggest flaw apart from the penalty decisions was him being useless in doing anything about the time wasting. After half an hour he warned the keeper who just carried on as he did before and he didn’t got a yellow card at the end. That could have been done better I think.
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